Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pictures from visit to ND... Happy Birthday James!!!

We went to Fargo last night (Friday) and hung out with some of James' friends from college. We went to HuHot Mongolian Grill for dinner, then went to this quaint little pastry place called Nicole's Bakery. It was really really good. We then went to a bar and saw James' friend Dave's friend Blind Joe play his guitar. He is really good, but pretty vulgar. I somewhat felt dirty coming out of that bar because of all the profanity in his music.

Today is James' 25th birthday!!! We had a good day. He got ribs for dinner and his mom and I made a chocolate on chocolate cake for him. It was good. We then went to the park and "played" and took some pictures! It was fun. Here are some pictures of everything....

Here is James' friend Austin, outside of HuHot.Here is Dave and Austin outside of HuHot.Blind JoeDave, Erin and James at the bar watching Blind Joe.Erin and James... posers!!! :)Erin was trying to get her "sexy" on!!! The only drink that any of us had at the bar was this beer that James and Erin shared (I didn't drink at all.)Here is my handsome and wonderful hubby! Isn't he hot!!???!!Ok, so this picture just makes him look goofy!!!! Here is James with his birthday cake. We didn't have any candles. He really didn't get the birthday song either!!! Sorry babe.
Here is my father-in-law, Larry, at the park.
My mother-in-law, Peggy, at the partk.
Here are the "original" Fischers!!! Peggy, James, and Larry. James thinks he looks like a goon in this picture. What's your opinion? (I actually like it)
The "originals" again! I got Larry to smile a bunch, I was happy. (He doesn't smile for pics often)
Peggy, James, and me. I don't like this picture, but I had to put one in.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Visiting In-laws

James and I decided to fly up here to Fargo/Lisbon, ND. We are visiting James' parents at their house in Lisbon. It has been nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Denver and the DNC.

Tonight James and I are going to Fargo to hang out with some of his college friends. It's gonna be really really fun.

I don't have any pictures up yet, but I will after tomorrow (Tomorrow is James' birthday!!! Send him an email.) I post pictures sometime!

Friday, August 22, 2008

2 down... who knows how many more to go!

Yes, the heading means 2 mice!

When I got home last night at 7:30 James and I immediatly went to Home Depot to get some mouse traps. We got home and got to setting them and realized that there was a lot more evidence of more than 1 rodent. So, at 10:00 we went to Walmart and got a few more traps.

We now have poisen set out, the traditional traps, and some sticky traps. So far, the sticky traps are working the best. (By the way, the poisen is out of reach for Jet.)

Once we finished putting the traps out at 11:00 pm, we sat down to watch the news after the Olympics. As we were sitting here we heard this sound of plastic on plastic! Weird sound, but then Jet looked into the kitchen and we realized we had caught one!!! YESSSSS!!!!!!! It had come out from behind the dishwasher, the only appliance/furniture we hadn't moved.

James disposed of it and we went to bed. I slept very very well. I guess when James was getting ready for work this morning he went into the kitchen and the sticky pad we had replaced had another mouse on it!! HOW EXCITING!!!! It is working.
Ok, so it is kinda disgusting, but it is working. We are leaving the traps for a while to make sure that we don't get any more.
I think I figured out why all of the sudden we have mice. We have a fire pit in the backyard and about a month ago my brother brought a bunch of wood down to us. Well, I have seen a couple of mice hiding out in the woodpile, and that was the first time I had seen mice around here. So I am sure that is why we have them. They came inside-possibly through the dog door- but we are going to look for a hole behind the dishwasher.
So that is my update.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I thought my week couldn't get any worse.... well guess what...


Not only has my week just gone more wrong than any other, I thought it was over. I got my tooth filled yesterday and scheduled a regular appointment with the dentist.

I had a wonderful day yesterday. I didn't go to work like I had planned because our server was down and so was the internet at work. My boss called me after my appointment and told me not to worry about coming in to work. OK!

I cleaned the house (or so I thought!!! more later), vacuumed, clean the kitchen, then went grocery shopping, made brownies, made dinner, taught piano, then went to the store with my wonderful hubby!

We came home from the store and crashed on the couch to watch the Olympics. We finished watching the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold Medal round (YEAH USA!!!) and got up to go to bed upstairs. I had to get a glass of water to take my meds so I walked over and grabbed a glass, filled it with ice, and saw this little shadow on the floor go by my feet.

HMMM.... was it Jet? No, he was in the living room. Was it my hand? The angle of the light wasn't right. Surely it wasn't a mouse. The space where I thought I saw it going was WAY too small for a mouse!

ZIP... (blood curdling scream).... (James!!! JAmes!! JAMes!!! JAMEs!!!!!!! JAAAAAAAMMMMMMEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)..... I jump on the ottoman and cannot move for fear of my life!......

From one of the smallest creatures on the planet!!!

We have a mouse in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


James came running down the stairs and I could hardly get the words out. "We have a mouse...... un..... un.... under.... under there...."



"You have to tell me where "there" is. Where?"

She points to the dishwasher.

"Under the dishwasher? A mouse can't get under the dishwasher," he says as if I have seen a something I haven't. "It could be a cockroach!"

"EWWWWWWWWWWWW. Just get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care what it is.... just get it!!!!!!! EWWWWW..." as tears start rolling down my cheeks.

Of course, this is the first time we have even thought about the possibility of having a mouse in the house so we don't have traps or anything. We do have wasps in the backyard though, so James grabs the wasp spray and sprays it under the dishwasher!

He is about as jumpy as I was. He goes looking for the flashlight and I am watching him, then Jet decides that he is going to pounce on my pile of clothes ready for the laundry. I guess the mouse got out and went either into the pile or behind the buffet! ARG.... I am still standing on the ottoman!

"Please get it James, or Jet!"

So James turns on the flashlight to look behind the buffet!

So much for Jet finding the mouse! He is more interested in chasing the light from the flashlight! I think, "why did we have to teach him that?"

James looks around the house for droppings or anything that would tell us it was a mouse and he found a piece of food that Jet had not eaten that had a bunch of little nibble marks on it! Yep... its a mouse!!! EWWW!

After about 30 minutes of me cowering on the ottoman, James finally convinces me to go upstairs. I run from the ottoman to the stairs. James never found the mouse, so we are getting traps tonight to get it!! I just don't know if I can walk around my house barefooted till we get it.

EWWWWWW!!! I know God has a sense of humor, I just know He was laughing so hard last night!

Moral of the story: Never ask what else can go wrong!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hole in my tooth!!!!

Arg... as if this week couldn't get any worse! I was sitting in a meeting and my tongue was moving around my mouth. I felt this thing on the back of my last tooth on the top right of my mouth. So, checking it out with my tongue, I pulled a chunk of something out of my mouth.

It was a chunk of my tooth!

At first I thought it was a peice of food, but it was way too hard. I then put my tongue back there again and felt this huge (about the size of a pencil eraser!) hole!

I must confess- I have been procrastinating going to the dentist since James and I moved to Denver! I know... ewww.. yuck... bad, bad girl! We have been meaning to go (I actually love going to the dentist) but we just didn't know where to start looking. Well, now I am forced to go! I suppose its a good thing.

It just makes me sick to think I have a HOLE in my tooth! Yuck! I haven't tried to eat anything yet cause I dont want it to hurt or for something to get stuck in it! (EWWWWWWW) Ok... I'll stop grossing everyone out!


I must have just eaten something yesterday that upset my insides. I am feeling better today.

I am wondering if I am causing my body "harm" by staying up so late and getting as little sleep as I am. I have been staying up till midnight every night watching the Olympics and just cannot fall asleep. I know that the night before last I stayed up till midnight and then turned off the tv and I couldn't fall asleep. It took me almost another 2 hours to get to sleep. Hmmmm, just my thoughts.

How do you get yourself to fall asleep if you can't? (Did that make any sense?)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ick.... Yuck...Bleh...

So I went to work this morning and nothing was working. Our server was down. That was ok, cause we had a staff meeting. Yeah... so halfway through the meeting I started to feel yucky and then we went to lunch at MiMi's Cafe. I ate only half of my lunch and couldn't stay seated at the table cause the person next to me had fish and I couldn't stand the smell!!

We went back to the office and I came home, cause I just couldn't stay out of the ladies room. My stomach is just irritated today! Yuck. So, I am home laying on the couch trying to keep from moving cause that just makes it worse. Good thing I don't mind watching the news over and over. Send me an email for me to respond to. That will give me something to do!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I think American's are getting ripped off in gymnastics!!

I just watched the women's gymnastics individual vault and I believe that Alicia Sacramone was jipped out of the bronze medal! The Chinese girl should not have gotten the bronze with her fall!! I really think that the US women are judged more "harsh" than any others and that the Chinese were putting pressure on the judges to make the Chinese women in every medal event as much as possible. Frustrating. Just thought I would vent!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Found pet update...

So when Denver Animal Control came by last night they picked up the ferret and said that he had to be someone's pet. They said the ferret was a trained, nuetered male, that was "stinky."

Luckily I found him. I would have felt bad if I would have let him go for the coyotes to get. I wanted to keep him, but he and Jet did not get along very well. Jet wanted to play and the ferret just kept swatting at him with his claws and got his nose once. Taught Jet quickly that it didn't want to play!

Oh well. At least it should go to a good home now.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Found pet

So, I was getting ready to head to the store but I was outside filling up Jet's pool and I looked over and saw this near our wood pile. It is a ferret. I figured that once Jet started bugging it, it would run off. Thought wrong! He stuck around then went into Jet's doghouse.

He then proceeded to burrow himself into Jet's blanket and stay there. I tried to get him run away but he would just walk right up to me. So I am pretty darn sure that he is a tame ferret and someone's pet. So for google's sake I am going to put this tag line in here in case someone is looking for their pet.

Ferret found in Green Valley Ranch, Denver, CO, on August 11, 2008. Denver Animal Control to picked up.

So anyway... Right now I am sitting on my front porch waiting for Animal Control to come pick up the ferret. It is sitting beside me in a cardboard box that he is trying to get out of (but not very hard cause he isn't making noise anymore.)

I had put a little thing of water in the box for him and he tipped it over. That is why it looks wet!!

So, thats my fun for today!!! Yippeee, huh?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Trip to Pikes Peak

James and I went to Pikes Peak this weekend. We road the cog railroad up to the top and back. It was interesting. I think we go our Christmas picture at the top! It is the one above. Check out some of the other pics below.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Scooter pictures....

Finally, I have my computer back and I can post pictures of me on my scooter. Some people have been asking about it because they read that I have one in the post below. Well here it is, and me on it.

So I have to do a little bit of explaining. If you see, I have a white helmet and it has pink flames on it. Very non-traditional scooterish! Well, I have this theory. The more rediculus I look riding around Denver, the more chance that people will see me and not run over me!

For those of you wondering, I got the scooter online at It took me a month to get it cause they were backordered. Anyway, it is a 150cc scooter and I have gotten it up to 60 miles per hour. I am getting at least 80 miles to the gallon on gas and the last time I put gas in, it cost me $6. I don't have to fill up but maybe once a week. It is sooooo nice!

Yes, I do have to have a motorcycle license to drive it, and yes, it does have to have insurance and a license plate.

It is so fun. We are working on getting all the kinks worked out of it, but other than that I am extremely happy with this purchase.

BY the way, YES, I do drive it to work. I do not drive on the interstate (not legal) but I do drive it on Buckley and Arapahoe Rds. Just thought you all should know!